We’re building the calendar you’ve been waiting for
FileMaker Developer – Intermediate (May, 2021)
SeedCode seeks to hire an intermediate FileMaker developer to work with our team on custom projects. You’ll be customizing DayBack for customers and helping them extend new FileMaker solutions.
Full Time, Remote, $50 – 80k/yr USD plus benefits, depending on experience.
SeedCode is a FileMaker Platinum Partner developing and supporting DayBack Calendar, but we do a lot of custom development around that product to both extend it and to build solutions alongside it. Sometimes we take on compelling projects completely unrelated to calendaring. But in general, you’ll work on a greater variety of projects here than you would in a tradtional FileMaker firm, because most of our engagements are on the smaller side (< 100 hrs) where we’re augmenting another FileMaker firm or complementing the work of in-house developers.
We work in small chunks, so you’ll be delivering weekly and probably working on two or three projects each month. The work is very detail-oriented when it comes to layouts, and we’ll expect pixel-perfect fidelity to mockups or patterns established in other layouts.
You’re not afraid to call or video chat with customers. And ideally, you have some customer-facing experience; working on a software help desk, in IT support, or consulting on your own.
You’ll be writing a lot of emails telling customers how to modify our app or how to extend your own code, so you’re a fluid and confident writer. You’ll also be augmenting our documentation so it would be a plus if you’ve done some technical writing before, writing FAQs or blog posts. And if you want to increase your profile in the FileMaker ecosystem, we’ll encourage you to blog about your work.
Are you looking for an advanced FileMaker developer?
Even though DayBack is written in JS, it still uses traditional FileMaker scripts to retrieve and edit records. So while some customizations to the calendar are done by injecting custom JS into the app (examples), most customizations are still done in FileMaer.
How to apply
Please send a note with your resume and work samples (below) to [email protected] along with any questions you may have.
Samples of your work
FileMaker Work – We’d love to see screenshots of your work, your side project, or whatever best represents where you’re at with FileMaker. If all your work was done for an employer and you can’t share any of it, we understand and can talk about that work during your interview.
Writing – Communication (and empathy) are the keys to building great software. So we want to know that you can write well. If you’re blogging, just send us a recent post you like or a video from a talk you’ve given. Otherwise, please send us a paragraph or two about some issue on which you’ve picked a side. This doesn’t have to be something you’re passionate about and it needn’t be political. It could even be a coding issue or some mundane item you’ve changed your mind about. We find that we’re often laying out the pros and cons of competing approaches to our customers or team members, so we’d like your writing sample to do that for us: pick any topic you’d like, and help us decide between two options.
1. Send us an email with your resume, work, and writing sample described above.
2. Phone call with the CEO: non-technical, getting to know each other and seeing if this could be a fit.
3. Video chat with the CEO and members of the team, talking about your experiences, and everyone’s goals. Some of the discussion will be technical, but no coding.
4. Take-home coding challenge to make a small customization to the FileMaker scripts/layouts in DayBack. Questions highly encouraged.
5. Video chat to discuss the challenge. Call references and do a background check.
6. Offer extended.
7. Join the SeedCode team.
Location: We’ve always been an all-remote company, so you’ll be working at your own place, but in close contact with our team over the phone, video, Slack, and in-person when it works out. We prefer folks in states where we have other employees, meaning WA, OR, and CO, but will make exceptions for the right candidate.
Benefits: SeedCode offers full-time employees a 401k with employer match, a health plan with 100% employee coverage and a contribution towards covering additional family members, a generous paid vacation plan, maternity/paternity leave, and developers receive a yearly allowance for augmenting their own gear. We’ll help you carve out time for volunteering and/or contributing to open-source projects, even if they’re not directly on mission for DayBack.